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Scientists Discover Why Patients Respond to a Life-Saving Melanoma Drug


UCLA researchers have pioneered a new methodology to predict why some patients battling advanced melanoma respond well or not at all to the new breakthrough drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda).
24-Nov-2014 12:00 AM EST

Suffering From Constipation? Self-Acupressure Can Help

In a randomized clinical trial, 72 percent of participants said that perineal self-acupressure, a simple technique involving the application of external pressure to the perineum — the area between the anus and genitals — helped relieve their...
18-Nov-2014 9:00 PM EST

Web-Based Training System to Address Child Abuse Within Military


UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, under a new agreement with the United States Department of Defense, will train behavioral health specialists who work on military bases to provide assistance for military families...
14-Nov-2014 3:10 PM EST

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Recognized with Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure Care


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart...
13-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Statins Reverse Learning Disabilities Caused by Genetic Disorder


UCLA scientists have discovered that statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, reverse the learning deficits caused by a mutation linked to a common genetic cause of learning disabilities. Published in the Nov. 10 advance online edition of...
7-Nov-2014 2:45 PM EST

Genetic Damage Caused by Asthma Shows Up in Circulating Blood Stream, Too


Asthma may be more harmful than was previously thought, according to UCLA researchers who found that genetic damage is present in circulating, or peripheral, blood. Doctors previously thought that the genetic damage it caused was limited to the...
4-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

New Discovery by UCLA Researchers Could Lead to More Targeted Head and Neck Cancer Therapies

UCLA scientists have discovered for the first time that a protein usually linked to rare neurological disorders is also associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) positive head and neck cancers. The protein was also shown to help improve the...
29-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

South African ‘Mentor Mothers’ Improve Perinatal Health Outcomes


More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with HIV; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. Now a UCLA-Stellenbosch University (South Africa) study has found that regular home visits of pregnant mothers, and...
29-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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